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Bridge/Night School
Estd: 2008
Used for Beneficiaries: 95%
Address : Plot no - 788, Next to RTI Cake Shop, Jame Jamshed Road, Parsi Colony, Near Five Garden, Dadar T.T., Mumbai 400014. Maharashtra
Email :
Web-site :
Telephone : +91 22 24132202
Donor Contact : Ms. Nikita / +91 9167577131 /
Financial Score
Rs, Y/E March 31
Income & Expenditure Statement201320142015
Income From
Government Sources000
Institutional Sources6,315,80910,892,5610
Foreign Sources7,301,4506,212,6760
Other Income011,0000
Total Income (A)14,454,65817,882,31833,548,189
Expenses For
Direct Programme Activities5,530,7347,273,35920,972,752
Programme Staff Cost3,415,4018,345,8261,360,410
Travel Expenses220,025237,2620
Direct Programme Expenses9,166,16015,856,44722,333,162
Fund Raising Expenses000
General Staff Cost000
Overhead Expenses892,4523,404,5391,164,281
Other Expenses/Transfer000
Total Expenditure (B)10,222,85219,569,18823,497,443
Surplus / (Deficit) (A-B)4,231,806-1,686,87010,050,746
Balance Sheet201320142015
Fixed Assets434,2851,028,8011,377,643
Current Assets (excl. Cash)547,381264,952360,632
Cash/Bank 1,654,5263,876,2017,410,625
Accumulated Deficits000
Total Assets9,336,1927,769,95418,199,726
Corpus / Share Capital1,145,0001,167,5001,237,500
General Funds8,022,4706,335,60116,386,347
Earmarked Funds000
Current Liabilities168,722266,853575,879
Total Liabilities9,336,1927,769,95418,199,726
Other Details201320142015
Direct Beneficiaries (Nos)2,8053,3105,225
Indirect Beneficiaries (Nos)8,4159,93013,284
Cost Per Direct Beneficiary (Rs) - Avg. 3,5865,8194,497
Number of Staff303027
Highest Salary (Rs p.a.)552,008972,687657,253
Lowest Salary (Rs p.a.)78,00044,72688,670
Regd. under : The Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950
Auditor : Ambavat Jain and Associates LLP
Bankers : Dena Bank & ICICI Bank (Local)

Donor tax benefits : 80G 50%
Eligible for foreign donations : Yes

Trustees/Directors/Managing Committee:
Ms. Nikita Ketkar, Founder & CEO
Ms. Vidya Shah, Trustee
Mr. Aashu Calapa, Director
Mr. Aditya Natraj, Director
Mr. Vineet Ketkar, Trustee
Dr. Chandrashekhar Bangargi, Trustee

Source : Audit Report 2015

Financial Note : 1) The NGO has provided only one amount as Donations received in FY15, details awaited. 2) In FY14, Classification of Income and Expenses is based on information provided by the NGO as details in the Audit Report were unavailable. 3) In FY15, the NGO has provided overall amounts spent on various programmes, but not a detailed breakdown. 4) Investments include FD interest receivable.

NGO Profile :
Masoom was established with an objective to give the best quality education to night school students. The programs undertaken by the organization aim to improve academic performance and standard of living by providing better job opportunities to night school students.

Night school is a unique concept designed specifically for children working during the day to financially support their families. Around 10,000 to 15,000 youth in the age group of 15 to 20 years study in these night schools that are run by various trusts. Research conducted by Masoom found that students have great aspirations to study and more importantly, they have faith in the education system. However, the current system fails to meet the expectations of these students. Lack of basic resources and apathy towards night schools were the highlights of the research done on night schools. 

Masoom has developed the following three pronged intervention model to provide good quality education to night school students:

  • Infrastructure Inputs:  Providing educational resources like workbooks, textbooks, notebooks, mobile science laboratories, maths kits, educational CDs, educational charts and nutrition.
  • Capacity Building:  Conducting student workshops, parent workshops, teacher training workshops, de-addiction workshop, sports and extra-curricular activities, undertaking home visits to ensure regularity at school, vacation camps, providing support to the visually impaired and psychological counselling.
  • Advocacy:  Initiatives to bring about policy level changes in night schools such as giving access to day school playgrounds and classes during vacations and public holidays and so on.

Masoom is financially supported by organizations like GiveIndia, BCPT, Dasra, HDFC Bank amongst others. Atma, LeapForWord and HIPPOCAMPUS Reading Foundation are programme partners of Masoom. The organization has been honored with awards like Mayor’s Award and Moneylife Foundation Award for its contribution in the field of education, and the Savitribai Phule Award for implementing quality education program for night schools.